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. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed. >>reporter: as young man nelson mandela faced daily humiliation of living under part hide. system of government enforced racial division that led to the oppression of the majority. black south african. he made the fate for his country and people liberation his cause. in 1964 he paid the price of his own freedom sentenced to life in prison. free free man della became situation monmust with demands for free south africa. the president there finally rae leased mandela. >> ty in the name of peace the frame for all. >>reporter: he was embraced by his people and the world. mandela became a nobel peace prize recipient and fruition of p
the new york computer train was traveling before it crashed. >>> when it comes to the obama care website, why it appears the fix is in. >>> and the demand 49 tight end vernon dave sis making f >>> federal investigators revealed the commuter train that derailed over the weekend was traveling 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. the metro rail north train killed four and injured more than 70 others. today the national transportation safety board investigators mind the train's data recorders. they say it's still unclear whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble. >> investigators will be carefully reviewing all the data to determine the functioning of the brakes throughout the trip, and to determine why the throttle went to zero and brake pressure went to zero. >> authorities are also questioning the train's engineer and other crew members. rail union leader say the engineers was sdwrur injur-- wa injured and is cooperating with investigators. >>> speed was a factor in the furious" actor paul walker and his friend, when was driving. police say -- wh
, one. >> president obama has thrown the switch, lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down. the president did a little dancing with a little elf. the festivities wrapped up in pretty hua weather there in washington. >>> meantime, a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney characters and mickeys et cetera that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> now there is a fan. the great christmas light fight will air right here on abc7 starting next monday. stay tuned. >>> help us feed the bay area this holiday season. visit the facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. we will donate $1 in your honor to the bay area's feeding america food bank up to $75,000. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner will be announced on december 19th. >> one of the great things of the peopl
-apartheid leader body will lie in state starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of 93 85 students at uc berkeley led a protest that bring change to south africa ultimately. 7 news reporter spoke w-2 former students who helped win the apartheid in south africa. these papers were typed by students with a plan to help end apartheid in south africa. year was 1985 and the students were from uc berkeley. california assembly woman nancy skinner was the leader of the student difficult vest committee. >> it was students and city leaders and it was the if is to difficult vest 1979 so there was already activism. >>reporter: there were daily rally at this plaza. students quickly began camping out. berkeley polic
remaining legal cases against the health care law. >> mean time president obama announced new 100 million dollar initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will good to the national institute of mental health health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discovery to eliminate hiv or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of you who live through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >>reporter: white house marked world aids day by hang ago giant red ribbon between column in the north port could. the president also announced that the u.s. has surpassed the ambitious goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to anti-retro-viral dru drug. >> doctors reporting epidemic of very different kind of twins. the center for disease control and prevention says that 46 percent of all babi
president obama called on congress to raise the federal moninimum wage. >>> last night we told you about the person leaving big tips. in michigan a wait tore got a $3,000 tip and last month someone sitting at a table at harris' steak house in san francisco got a $5,000 tip signed tips for jesus. it's discovered the mystery tipper, former paypal vice president cashed out for millions when the company was sold. he has not confirmed the report. more the come. >>> well, when the weather gets cold, we often look for creative ways to stay warm without driving up the bill. tonight researchers may have found one and as abc 7 news jonathan bloom explains, you don't have to leave the comfort of your chair. >> reporter: it looks like a chair but the word chair isn't anywhere in the name. this is a personal comfort system. >> we try to make something look like a regular desk chair, as you can see but the difference is inside. >> reporter: hidden beneath the black are three silent fans, two heating coils and a battery. >> i'm in heating mode and if i switch to cool, i get the blue light and immediate
what is possible when one acts on convictions president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor the situation and they're doing now what is called a cause analysis thchl is a view from sky seven hd. we're over the scene moments after the announcement was given there was a shelter in place. this is what we know. the plan had been shut down since tuesday after chlorine releases today's leak was unrelated to those chlorine releases, pipes had contained water broke and contaminated the chlorine tanks. so, a shelter in place was given. what happens is that chlorine can ca
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